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Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch! This piquillo pepper soup is to die for...

Piquillo Pepper Soup with Fresh Chorizo & Feta Cheese

Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch!
Course Lunch, Soup, Starter
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 349 kcal

Ingredients

  • 10,5 oz canned piquillo peppers (350 g)
  • 1 fresh chorizo sausage
  • 2 oz feta cheese (55 g)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • ½ small onion chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • a handful fresh mint
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Add the onion and garlic to a high pan with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of pepper and salt.
    Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch! This piquillo pepper soup is to die for...
  2. Then place the pan over medium heat and gently fry the onion and garlic in the oil for 6 minutes until softer. Make sure than then piquillo peppers are drained, don’t add the brine. Rinse the peppers if you like. Then add the piquillo peppers to the onion in the pan. Add the bay leaves as well.
    Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch! This piquillo pepper soup is to die for...
  3. Stir the peppers and then pour in the chicken stock.
    Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch! This piquillo pepper soup is to die for...
  4. Add the fresh chorizo sausage and the tomato paste.
    Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch! This piquillo pepper soup is to die for...
  5. Bring the soup to a rolling boil. Then turn the heat lower and cover the pan. Simmer the soup for 30 minutes. After that, turn the heat off and remove the bay leaves. Also remove the fresh chorizo and put it on a chopping board to cool.
    Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch! This piquillo pepper soup is to die for...
  6. Blend the soup the way you want it. I just put my stick mixer in it for a couple of times but kept the rest pretty chunky. You can make it much smoother if you like.
    Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch! This piquillo pepper soup is to die for...
  7. Peel the chorizo sausage and then slice it into small rings.
    Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch! This piquillo pepper soup is to die for...
  8. Add the chorizo back to the soup and check the seasoning. Then add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary.
    Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch! This piquillo pepper soup is to die for...
  9. Scoop the piquillo pepper soup into bowls. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and fresh mint. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil. Serve hot.
    Canned peppers, fresh chorizo and feta cheese: the perfect quick and easy lunch! This piquillo pepper soup is to die for...